Anonymous® Radio Show

The Internet's Premier LIVE Programme™

Author Archive

Tutorial: Speaking Australian!

order-of-australia

Whilst Australia prides itself in its multiculturism, with over 80 languages spoken, the predominant language spoken in Australia is basic English, but as with other countries, there is a distinct and sometimes colourful local variation. It is helpful to understand all the variants, but it is not necessary to survive your stay here. Some people may even take delight in the discomfort of a foreign visitor struggling to make sense of a conversation, but as a whole, we are pretty friendly and most of the time we do go out of our way to steer tourists in the right direction.

Unlike other countries where there are regional accents, the only accents you will find here are those of the upper, middle and working classes, sometimes exaggerated if you are at a social function, but even here you should not find a problem.

Be warned, unless you are absolutely sure of a phrase, do not use it. Slang used in America or England may not mean the same as over here. In fact quite the opposite can be the case with much resultant embarrassment, so be careful. With all of its unique and mostly delightful idioms, the language remains basically English.

This Content is Also Available Directly in your browser !

This Content is Also Available Directly in your browser !

Read the rest of this entry »

Some GOOD NEWS! | Overboard dog comes home after 4 months on Australian island

sophie-tucker-cattle-dog

Sophie, Australian cattle dog breed

SYDNEY (AU) — A pet dog swept off a sailboat in choppy seas off Australia was found alive four months later on a remote island – and returned to her family, who’d thought she was dead.

This Content is Also Available Directly in your browser !

This Content is Also Available Directly in your browser !

Read the rest of this entry »

Sunday Series: Australia’s “Banned hyperlinks” could cost $11,000 a day (… say WHAT?!)

acma_logo The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is responsible for monitoring online content, including internet and mobile phones!

This Content is Also Available Directly in your browser !

This Content is Also Available Directly in your browser !

Read the rest of this entry »

LORD H’s Groaner…

Question: What’s BROWN and STICKY?
Read the rest of this entry »

Christmas Tree Traditions

christmas-angelWhen four of Santa’s elves got sick, the trainee elves did not produce toys as fast as the regular ones, and Santa began to feel the Pre-Christmas pressure.

Then Mrs. Claus told Santa her Mother was coming to visit, which stressed Santa even more.

Read the rest of this entry »

Why we believe Americans are stupid (mostly Texans)

[YOUTUBE=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6r1IcY1pv0]

Python eats Australian family dog!

lunch.jpgBRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A 16-foot python stalked a family dog for days before swallowing the pet whole in front of horrified children in the Australian tropics, animal experts said Wednesday.

The boy and girl, ages 5 and 7, watched as the scrub python devoured their silky terrier-Chihuahua crossbreed Monday at their home near Kuranda in Queensland state.

Read the rest of this entry »

Thief, Not Santa, Found Stuck in Chimney

It wasn’t Santa Claus but a would-be burglar that rescue workers found stuck up a chimney in central Australia on Friday.

Staff at the Gapview Hotel in Alice Springs heard a man groaning when they arrived for work in the hotel bar, and called the fire department.

merry.pngThe man had been stuck inside the chimney for about 10 hours with his knees jammed tightly into his chest, said local fire station officer Mark James. “He was like a grub in a cocoon when we found him,” James said. “He was really wedged in there.”

Firefighters and ambulance officers spent 90 minutes trying to free the man before finally removing part of the chimney with jackhammers.

“Imagine being in the tightest ball you can (make) and being in that position for 10 hours,” James said. “He was pretty embarrassed and ashamed, so he didn’t say much when we got him out. He was obviously feeling sore and sorry for himself.”

The man’s identity was not immediately released, and it was not clear if he would be charged with any offense.

%d bloggers like this: